Oaks of Righteousness is a 40 day guide to understanding how God is at work in you, the caregiver and the people surrounding the care receiver. This book presents 40 chapters, a common number that shows up often in the Bible. Because 40 appears so often in contexts dealing with judgment or testing, many scholars understand it to be the number of “probation” or “trial,” days that deal with testing and judgment. Forty still has a literal meaning in the scriptures. “Forty days” means “forty days,” but it does seem that God has chosen this number to help emphasize specific lengths of time when trouble and hardship occur.